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The Battle of Carthage was the earliest full-scale battle of the Civil War, preceding Bull Run by 11 days. Battle of Carthage State Historic Site contains a quiet meadow and the spring that made the area an encampment for both the Union and...more
after you visit Carthage town and the local civil war museum stop by the historic site. small parking lot, signage explains the battle and some picnic tables are there. not a big site but after the museum you see the whole picture.
We visited the Battle of Carthage as part of our quest to visit all 88 State Parks and Historic Sites this year. Although the site is small, it is interesting to stand on the spots where part of the Civil War occurred. It’s been enlightening...More
We were really keen to visit the site of the Battle of Carthage on our trip to Oklahoma City. The battlefield is located outside Carthage Mo which is near Joplin.
The site was easy enough to locate by following the brown signs and is located...More
My grandfather grew up nearby. The battlefield borders the town of Carthage and it amazing that a civil war battlefield is so far west. In school we were taught Bull Run and Gettysburg. Hard to imagine that one of the early battles occurred in Carthage,...More
We hunted for over 2 hours in this town looking for this site. Stopped and asked several locals how to get to it and they had no idea what we were looking for. I guess they don't go there. Come to find out we had...More
It was a drizzly day so it was nice the kiosk had a shelter. There was a ton of info about this early Civil War battle - allegedly the first land battle of the Civil War - It was a lot to take in and...More
The battle site is on the outskirts of Carthage, MO in a very scenic site with a small creek running through it. Unfortunately, someone did not enjoy its beauty as much as we did as vandals had done some spray painting of the parking lot...More